“I am grateful to Ms. Merkel for her support of Ukraine and Germany’s efforts in finding the ways out of the conflict in Ukraine’s East,” Klitschko emphasized. “It is very important for my country, as well as the assessment of the Russian Federation actions against Ukraine. As the Chancellor told, developments in Ukraine challenge the system of European security and breach international law,” Klitschko commented to journalists.
During CDU assembly, Angela Merkel, who runs the party for many years, emphasized that during one year Europe saw awful things, particularly Crimea annexation and a military attempt to change the move the borders in Europe, which breached the order set after World War Two. “All that happens in Ukraine challenges the order in Europe. Events in Donetsk and Luhansk prove that the rule of force is stronger than the force of law. And we as Christian democrats should call it like it is,” Merkel underlined. “This conflict cannot be solved in a military way, as it will deepen if further. We should resolve it with diplomatic tools. I am sure we are capable of it. Our key objective is single Ukraine, which chooses its future by itself. We will support you on this way, Mr. Klitschko,” Merkel addressed the mayor.